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Bayer v. Beran
Citation:49 N.Y.S.2d 2 *Sup. Ct. 1944)
The advertising cause of action charges the directors with negligence, waste and improvidence in embarking the corporation, Celanese Corporation of America, upon a radio advertising program beginning in 1942 and costing about $1,000,000 a year. It was further charged that they were negligent in selecting the type of program and in renewing the radio contract; that the directors were motivated by a noncorporate purpose in causing the radio program to be undertaken and in expending large sums of money therefor; that this radio advertising was for the benefit of Miss Jean Tennyson, one of the singers on the program, who in private life is Mrs. Camille Dreyfus, the wife of the president of the company and one of its directors.
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